Life-Saving Drunk Driving Bill Signed Into California Law; Judges Can Order First Offenders To Use Ignition Interlocks

Life-Saving Drunk Driving Bill Signed Into California Law;  Judges Can Order First Offenders To Use Ignition Interlocks

Sacramento, CA…Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1046 into law, expanding a four-county pilot program that requires ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers. SB 1046, authored by Senator Jerry Hill, allows first-time drunk driving offenders to drive with an ignition interlock following arrest or conviction, instead of forfeiting their driving privileges altogether or driving with […]

Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Washington, DC…The United States welcomes the interim report of the Joint Investigation Team on the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The Team’s interim findings corroborate Secretary Kerry’s statement in the days following the tragedy that MH17 was shot down by a BUK surface-to-air missile fired from Russian-backed, separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. The […]

Caltrans And Fish And Wildlife Urge Motorists To Be Alert During Watch Out For Wildlife Week

Caltrans And Fish And Wildlife Urge Motorists To Be Alert During  Watch Out For Wildlife Week

Sacramento, CA…Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs September 18-24. “We urge motorists to remain alert and be cautious when traveling through wildlife areas, so our roadways will remain as safe as possible,” said Caltrans […]

Domestic Violence Shelter Funding And Disaster Tax Relief Extensions Help Victims

Domestic Violence Shelter Funding And Disaster Tax Relief Extensions Help Victims

Sacramento, CA… The Governor signed two bills strongly supported by the Chairwoman of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Fiona Ma, CPA, to help victims of domestic violence and businesses devastated by natural disasters. AB 1399 (Baker) will create a checkoff box on California personal income tax return forms which will allow Californian’s to donate […]

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